120 Seals and a hundred thousand seabirds   52209
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1 Breskens village, 2.5 km
2 Breskens marine, 2 km
3 Port Scaldis apartments, Breskens, 1.7 km
4 North Sea
5 ship behind horizon
6 Radar
7 Lighthouse Westkapelle, 19.1 km
8 Church Zoutelande, 15.1 km
9 54 m NAP dune near Zoutelande (with tree cover on the landside and on the top), 13.7 km
10 sardijn tower, 85 m, Vlissingen, 7.5 km
11 Prisoners tower, 6.6 km
12 radar
13 St Jacobs church, Vlissingen, 6.6 km
14 Arsenal watchtower, 6.4 km
15 Hooglicht, 52 m, Vlissingen, 8.3 km
16 project: De Dansende Dobberende Dozen (ugly...)
17 Town Hall Middelburg, 12.6 km
18 Abbey tower Lange Jan, 92 m, Middelburg, 12.8 km
19 Seal colony with a 120 animals, 1.6 km
20 seabirds, please count.....
21 Vlissingen harbor, 9.1-12.9 km
22 Sludge plate with a hundred thousand seabirds
23 Nuclear power plant Borssele, 9.7 km
24 Dune belt up to + 6.9 m NAP on Hooge Platen,
25 mirage
26 mirage
27 Ellewoutsdijk, 15.1 km
28 H. Martinus church, Kloosterzande, 28.5 km
29 Noorderkaai container cranes, 46.6 km
30 Container ship distorted by turbulence and mirage effects
31 Nuclear power plant Doel (B), 46.5 km
32 Swallow
33 pano 24257
34 Radar Plaskreek, 6.3 km


Location: Nummer Een (near Breskens) (12 m)      by: Mentor Depret
Area: Netherlands      Date: 2018 08 05 4:24 PM st
This is a 53% crop of my previous pano to show the seal colony (3°-10°) and the abundant number of seabirds on the lower sludge plates of the Hooge Platen, a bit better. If I counted well, there are 120 seals, which is much more than years ago when they talked about a colony of about 50 animals. There is a second, smaller seal colony of about 15 animals on the Walsoorden plate and sometimes I see a few swimming very close to the dike here in Terneuzen. The number of seabirds looking for food on the lower sludge plates is enornous. I only roughly estimate a hundred thousand although I think it is a lot more.

Between 77°-90° one can see a clear mirage as if the dike is floating in the air.

Canon Eos M6 with EF-M 18-150 mm, 35 p RAW, 122 mm (195.2 mm KB), iso 125, f 11, 1/250, PTGuiPro, 110630x3867 804.9MB TIFF, crop to h=1805, downsizing>1000>500 TIFF>sharpening>30646x500 2.5MB JPEG


Interesting how two different image compositions can be produced from the same material. A slightly prefer the other one, but a lot of addtional detail can be seen here. Cheers, Martin
2018/09/28 16:09 , Martin Kraus
Hi Martin, this illustrates how much detail is lost due to the archaic 500 pixels height. This site should increase the height to a minimum of 1000 which will do already a small wonder to the quality.
2018/09/28 16:34 , Mentor Depret
Hi Mentor, this site is not changed anymore since many years, and there is no point in discussing new features. We are all happy that it is still operated for us. Actually, when looking for the last change I looked for the "News" section which apparently has been removed - so maybe that counts as a change? Cheers, Martin
2018/09/28 16:51 , Martin Kraus
Ein wirkliches Erlebnis! Großartig!
Besonders gefallen mir die Luftspiegelungen.
2018/09/29 12:57 , Dieter Leimkötter
Stunning supplement with fascinating details - thanks for sharing this successful variant, Mentor !!!

Best regards, Hans-Jörg
2018/10/02 12:18 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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